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REGION COUNTIES -- Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union (County Guide)


june 21, 2017

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Tioga County
It's been another great week of fishing in Tioga County.  Lakes across the County are fishing well! Anglers are catching Yellow Perch and Crappie in good numbers on Tioga Lake.  
 
Cowanesque Lake – Anglers are catching bass, muskie, carp, and panfish.  Nelson falls and the spillway are both yielding good action.  
 
On clear days, the topwater bite is great for smallmouth.  Size 90 whopper ploppers are a favorite of successful anglers.  Subsurface jigs, cranks, and spinnerbaits are working as well!  
 
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On a recent fishing trip to Cowanesque Lake, Gavin Guthrie caught his very first Muskie on a minnow!!  Congratulations Gavin!! (photo by Brandon Guthrie (Dad)
 
Hammond Lake – Although the Crappie bite has been slow, anglers are still catching a few! 
Anglers are catching Yellow Perch and Bluegills using live minnows and pieces of night crawlers.
 
Pine Creek – Earlier this week, water temperatures were in the 70s.  Recent rain events have increased water levels and helped decrease water temperature. The best time to be on the water is early morning and late evening.
 
Hatches are great!  Surface activity varies from place to place, but from the Delayed Harvest Area to Galeton, hatches are going strong.  Sulphurs, light cahills, blue wing olives, and caddis are the bulk of the hatches.
 
Anglers, fishing with nymphs, are catching the most fish (e.g.sulphur numphs, caddis pupa, and pheasant tails).
It should be another great weekend to be out on the water.  Get out and enjoy it.
Clearfield County
Camp Mountain Run Boy Scout Pond – Anglers are catching trout using paste baits and worms.
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On a recent fishing trip at Camp Mountain Run Boy Scout Camp, Natalie Page (age 12) caught a 20+ inch Rainbow Trout all on her own!  Congratulations Natalie! (photo provided by angler’s parents).
Lycoming County
West Branch Susquehanna River – Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass utilizing a variety of baits.
Rose Valley Lake – Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Bluegills, Yellow Perch and Bullhead Catfish using a variety of baits.
Clinton County 
Fishing Creek –  Water temperature is holding in the mid 50s.  With rain events predicted over the next few days, water clarity and levels will fluctuate. 
Anglers are catching trout using mayfly, stonefly and caddis nymphs(e.g. Frenchie #14-16; gold bead pheasant tail #12-18; Prince #12-16; swimming ISO nymph #10-12).  Fish small nymphs mid-day, in the shallow riffles. 
Trout are rising sporadically mid-day into evening hours.  Carry the following dry flies, just in case you see a few trout rising (e.g. Slate Drake #10-12; March Brown #12; midges #22-26, Bluewing Olives size #18-22, Tan Caddis #12-14).
Centre County
Spring Creek– Water levels are good.  Water temperature is in the 50s.  Keep an eye out for the early morning trico hatch!  With rain predicted over the next day or so, be prepared to fish some streamers (e.g. olive or black)!
Anglers are catching most of their trout subsurface, using nymphs (e.g. sulphur nymphs, hot spot sow bug, walt’s worm, black zebra midge, deep sparkle pupa and a variety of other caddis larvae patterns).
Anglers are also catching trout using dry flies (e.g. trico #20-26; tan caddis #14-16; light cahill #14-16; blue wing olives sizes #18-22;midges sizes 22-26).

june 14, 2017

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Cameron County
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass using crayfish or crayfish imitations.  The crayfish are molting early this year, resulting in great fishing!
Anglers are still catching trout in streams across the County.  On hot days, target shade lines and fish early morning/late evening hours.
Clinton County 
Fishing Creek –  Despite warm weather, water temperature remains in the mid 50s. With rain events predicted over the next few days, water clarity and levels will fluctuate.  Be prepared to switch up your game!
Anglers are catching trout using mayfly, stonefly and caddis nymphs(e.g. Frenchie #14-16; gold bead pheasant tail #12-18; Prince #12-16; swimming ISO nymph #10-12).  Fish small nymphs mid-day, in the shallow riffles.  Trout are rising sporadically mid-day into the evening hours.
Carry the following dry flies, just in case you see a few trout rising (e.g. Slate Drake #10-12; March Brown #12; midges #22-26, Bluewing Olives size #18-22, Tan Caddis #12-14).
Centre County
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake – Anglers are catching bass, Yellow Perch, Bluegill and Crappie using red worms, butter worms and live minnows.
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Mason caught lots of fish with his Father Kerry, during the NC Family Fishing Festival, at Bald Eagle State Park.  Way to go Mason!! (photo by PFBC staff)
Spring Creek– Water levels are perfect right now! Sulphers are past their peak, but are still the hatch of choice, mostly in the late evening hours.  During the day caddis larvae and emergers are working well.  Water temperature is in the 50s.
Anglers are catching most of their trout subsurface, using nymphs (e.g. sulphur nymphs, hot spot sow bug, walt’s worm, black zebra midge, deep sparkle pupa and a variety of other caddis larvae patterns).
Anglers are also catching trout using dry flies (e.g. tan caddis #14-16); sulphur#14-16; blue wing olives sizes #18-22;midges sizes 22-26).